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Experience Canada! Consulate General of Canada to host 7th EduCanada Fair

Hong Kong, October 10, 2017 – The Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong is hosting the seventh annual EduCanada Fair on October 14 – 15, 2017 at the JW Marriott Hotel, Admiralty, Hong Kong. This year, the EduCanada Fair will offer visitors the opportunity to learn about Canadian institutions, to experience life in Canada, and to hear from young graduates from Canadian universities of their experiences studying in Canada.

Canada is among the top destinations of choice by international students for pursuing their education. This should be of no surprise, as Canadian cities are considered among the safest in the world and are in the top rank for quality of life. Additionally, students receive excellent quality education at Canadian institutions at affordable tuition and living costs. International students can gain work experience during and after their studies in Canada, and eligible graduates can work up to three years in Canada.

“Choosing education in Canada means pursuing a premier education and having access to global career opportunities with an exciting cross-cultural experience,” said Canadian Consul General Jeff Nankivell. “I encourage you to discover Canada’s world-class education system and to experience Canada’s innovative, competitive and welcoming nature. ” 

Visit the EduCanada Fair to learn more!

Representatives from 35 Canadian universities, colleges, public and private K-12 schools will exhibit at the fair and meet with students and parents to give first-hand information about their institutions. A series of public information seminars will also be held concurrently during the two-day fair. Representatives from Canadian institutions will introduce their institutions and their admission requirements. Some will offer information on various programs available to students who would like to prepare for university. Representatives from the Consulate General of Canada will also be present at the Fair to provide general information on studying in Canada.

More information about the Fair including a list of exhibitors and a seminar timetable can be found on the Fair website

Experience Canada at the EduCanada Fair!

For the first time this year, there will be an “Experience Canada!” section at the EduCanada Fair. Visitors can experience, through Virtual Reality (VR) technology, the beauty and excitement of Canadian sport and activities without the burden of international travel!

Meet Outstanding Young Canadian Alumni!

In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, the Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong organized a “Canada 150 Young Alumni Award”. The winner, Jen Loong from the University of British Columbia, was chosen out of eight outstanding young alumni from Canadian universities who were nominated by their respective institutions or alumni associations. An award presentation ceremony will take place on October 14, 2017 at 11:30am at the Fair, followed by an alumni sharing session.

Quick facts:

  • There is an estimated 300,000 Canadians living in Hong Kong, representing Canada’s largest diaspora overseas outside of the United States of America.
  • Approximately 180,000 Canadian alumni are residing in Hong Kong and forging strong ties between Canada and Hong Kong, including through more than 20 active Canadian university alumni associations.

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Backgrounder with EduCanada Fair highlights, Canada’s education excellence, and key statistics.

For media enquiries, please contact:

Cindy Tang
Public Affairs Officer
Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong & Macao
Tel: (852) 3719-4756


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